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‘Their flag will not fly’: Russia given four-year ban for doping offences – video report

Russia will be banned from the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar after the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) voted unanimously to ban them for doping offences. Russia now has 21 days to appeal against the decision. Individual athlet…

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Marco Silva sacked by Everton after transfer flops and poor results – video report

Everton have parted ways with manager Marco Silva after a poor start of the season. Silva leaves the club after 18 months in charge with the club currently sitting in the relegation zone. During his tenure Everton invested heavily in new recruits, spen…

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‘It’s raining stuffed animals’: 45,000 teddy bears tossed on ice in hockey game – video report

More than 45,000 teddy bears were tossed on to the ice at a minor league hockey game in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The annual Teddy Bear Toss event happens once the Hershey Bears score their first goal of the new season. The stuffed animals are then collec…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue vandalised after striker buys into Hammarby – video report

A bronze statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmö, Sweden has been vandalised after the striker bought a 25% stake in rival club Hammarby. The 38-year-old began his career in Malmö, and his new involvement with a rival has not been well received by f…

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What you get when you appoint José Mourinho as manager – video

Tottenham Hotspur have acted swiftly to appoint José Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that will run until the end of the 2022-23 season, following Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking on Tuesday. Here’s an assessment of what you get under…

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Israel Folau implies bushfires are God’s punishment for same-sex marriage – video report

In a video posted online, Israel Folau has implied the recent Australian bushfires are a punishment from God for the country legalising abortion and same-sex marriage. During the 10-minute recording, Folau says the timing of the bushfire crisis is no c…

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England’s 1,000th game: a look back at some of the first 999 – video

England will become the first international team to play 1,000 matches when they play Montenegro on Thursday. Here’s a look back at memorable moments among the previous 999 Continue reading…

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David Villa to retire: a look back at Spain’s most prolific goalscorer – video report

Spanish striker David Villa is to retire from football in January. The 37-year-old will finish his career at Vissel Kobe in Japan. The forward scored 59 goals in 98 appearances for Spain, five of them coming at the 2010 World Cup, where Spain were crow…

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Shakhtar’s Taison ‘helpless’ after being sent off for reaction to racist abuse – video report

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison was sent off on Sunday after reacting to racist insults from the crowd. The Brazilian midfielder raised a finger to Dynamo Kyiv fans before kicking the ball into the stands. Taison, 31, has played in Ukraine since 2011, and le…

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Shakhtar’s Taison ‘helpless’ after being sent off for reaction to racist abuse – video report

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison was sent off on Sunday after reacting to racist insults from the crowd. The Brazilian midfielder raised a finger to Dynamo Kyiv fans before kicking the ball into the stands. Taison, 31, has played in Ukraine since 2011, and le…

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Nicola Adams, two-time Olympic champion and boxing pioneer, retires – video report

Two-time olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams has retired. The current WBO flyweight world champion has been advised to stop due to eyesight issues. During a glittering career Adams broke new grounds, becoming the first woman to win Olympic gold in her…

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Nicola Adams, two-time Olympic champion and boxing pioneer, retires – video report

Two-time olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams has retired. The current WBO flyweight world champion has been advised to stop due to eyesight issues. During a glittering career Adams broke new grounds, becoming the first woman to win Olympic gold in her…

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The haka: how England and others have responded to the All Blacks’ challenge over the years – video

Eddie Jones’s plan to disrupt the All Blacks from the outset came into play before kick-off in the World Cup semi-final as his England side lined up in a V formation while their opponents performed the haka. England could face a fine for their actions…

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Brazilian footballers protest oil spill with custom-made shirts and gloves – video report

A football league match in Brazil was met with protests after an oil spill contaminated the country’s northeast coastline. Both sides demonstrated against the government’s lack of response to the damage. Bahia wore a jersey with several black marks acr…

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‘It was like war’: North Korea v South Korea ends in goalless draw – video report

It was the first time that the teams had met in North Korea for 30 years, although the game was played out with no fans, no media and sadly no goals. The game in Pyongyang ended in a 0-0 draw. Speaking after returning to South Korea, captain and Totten…

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Bulgaria v England: ‘One of the most appalling nights in football’ – video report

England’s trip to Bulgaria was marred by racist abuse hurled at their players during the Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia. Play was halted twice as part of a new protocol aimed at stopping racism in football. A section of Bulgaria’s support could be seen g…

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Petr Cech makes ice hockey dream debut with match-winning penalty save – video

Petr Cech’s life on the ice got off to a dream start as he made a match-winning save in a penalty shootout. The 37-year-old has swapped life on the pitch for life on the ice after playing his first game for Guildford Phoenix ice hockey team. The Premie…

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Ashes 2019 overview: super Smith, sublime Stokes and a tied series – video

Six and a half weeks of extreme highs and lows saw the 2019 Ashes series finish in a draw. Throughout we’ve seen memorable moments from superb Steve Smith hitting hundred after hundred, to Ben Stokes’s incredible solo display at Headingley. An Ashes de…

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Bury FC expelled from EFL after 125 years – video report

Bury, one of the oldest clubs in the league, has been expelled from the Football League after 125 years continued membership with the EFL. However, the governing body ran out of patience with the club’s financial situation and owner, Steve Dale. It loo…

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What is going on at Bury Football Club? – video report

Bury FC, one of the oldest clubs in the league, could be expelled from the EFL on 23 August unless it can provide financial information to show it can pay its debts and function adequately. The Shakers have recently been promoted to League Two but have…